VAMP presented by Black Gold & Ladies of Burlesque!
BLACK GOLD is back at it again! Celebrating the best of black cinema and its heroes from then ’til now, Black Gold is excited to be teaming up with the absolutely wonderful Ladies of Burlesque at The Royal for a very special October screening of Richard Wenk’s 80s comedy-horror classic, VAMP!
Keith (Chris Makepiece) and AJ (Robert Rusler) are two frat pledges with a great idea: buy their way into a fraternity by hiring a stripper for a frat party! Because it’s the 1980s! In search of a dancer, they find themselves in the seedier side of town at the After Dark Club and are immediately entranced by the club’s lead dancer. It doesn’t take long for them to find out, however, that the After Dark Club is entirely populated by ravenous vampires, led by their queen, Katrina (played by the king herself, Grace Jones). Joined by the nerdy, yet loveable, wannabe Duncan (Gedde Watanabe), and Amaretto (Dedee Pfieffer), a chipper and curiously living server from the club, the gang have no choice but to fight against the undead until the light of day!
VAMP is a cult favourite for a reason. Grace Jones in fantastic makeup (by Keith Haring!) and costumery preying on frat boys? A wildly pale Billy Drago embroiled in an, admittedly, pretty one-sided child vampire tussle? THAT ENDING? Saturated with neon, laughs, and fantastic set pieces, there is something for everyone in this 80s genre gem!
Arrive early for a burlesque performance from the one and only Dainty Smith!
7:30 PM: PRE-SHOW
8:00 PM: BURLESQUE! & FILM STARTS